LAKELAND, GA (WALB) - Lakeland Police have some new bulletproof vests thanks to a donation from the Suwanee Police Department.
Suwanee PD donated 12 vests to the Lakeland Police Department. Each vest costs about $650. Getting some new vests had been on the department's to-do list for a while, so they started calling around to various police departments to see if they had any vests they could spare.
Lakeland Police Officer Christine McLeod said the vests are a huge help to the department. "It's a great feeling, for us to have the safety of our personnel and know that if we have someone new they would also be covered in their safety needs," McLeod explained.
The department is now trying to get in-car camera systems for their patrol cars.